The new gloves
A special grade of Dryflex thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) developed by ELASTO UK has been chosen for a new range of gloves requiring high levels of non-slip grip.
The ‘Grip It MAX’ gloves from hand-protection products manufacturer, Polyco, have a knitted liner with a three-quarter, injection moulded TPE coating, which is reinforced in critical areas to give added abrasion resistance and maximum protection for the hands.
The gloves have an ergonomic design with an underslung thumb, which matches the natural position of the hand at rest. This allows for ease of movement and the tapered fingers ensure that dexterous tasks can be performed with ease. It also has a unique and specially designed tread pattern on the palm and fingertips, which contributes to its gripping ability.
ELASTO worked with distribution partners, Distrupol UK, on the development of the custom formulated grade for Polyco. Mark Griffiths, R&D Manager at ELASTO UK explained: “The material structure of the Dryflex TPE compound helps to produce the high surface friction required for the non-slip properties in this application. It was also critical that we developed a compound that could perform efficiently in the high precision manufacturing process.”
The gloves can typically be used for transport, logistics, scaffolding, roofing, engineering and manufacturing applications.